Today is an exciting day around here as it is the first monthly installment of the Foodie Mamas! We’re a group of five moms who blog and every month we will be sharing one themed recipe for you all! This month’s theme …. drum roll please…. Mangoes!
Since a couple of the other moms decided to go the sweet route with the mango theme, I thought I would round things out and go savory! This dish combines fresh, ripe mangoes with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey to make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, it will definitely impress and your and your fellow eaters will feel like you’re on a tropical getaway!
Let’s just dive right in!
Add salt and pepper to the chicken thighs. Roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and just cooked through. Alternately, if you want to make this for a quick weeknight meal, make the glaze ahead of time and use my Crispy Slow Cooker Chicken recipe to make the chicken thighs. About 30 minutes before serving pour the glaze on and let it continue to cook.
To make the glaze add the rest of the ingredients ingredients (from the mangoes down) into the saucepan.
Cook on low for 15 minutes or until water has evaporated and the mangoes are soft. Remove the habanero and using a potato masher or whisk, mash the softened mixture.
Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
Coat the chicken in the sauce and put back in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
Serve with Brown Rice and Garlicky Ginger Carrots.
- 8 chicken thighs , bone in (skin on or off is fine)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large , ripe mangoes
- 1 habanero pepper , destemmed, deseeded and deveined
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- Perfect Brown Rice
- Garlicky Ginger Carrots
- Add salt and pepper to the chicken thighs.
- Roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and just cooked through.
- To make the glaze add the rest of the ingredients ingredients (from the mangoes down) into the saucepan.
- Cook on low for 15 minutes or until water has evaporated and the mangoes are soft. Remove the habanero and using a potato masher or whisk, mash the softened mixture.
- Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
- Coat the chicken in the sauce and put back in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
- Serve with Brown Rice and Garlicky Ginger Carrots.
I’ve made this recipe twice now, and it’s always a hit.
Thanks a lot.
“15 minutes or till water evaporates”. On low, the water evaporates no where near 15 minutes. Much closer to 30-45. Heat at medium at least. Also, there was barely any heat from the habaneros. I even doubled the amount and left one in. This ended up tasting like hot mango jam on top of chicken.
I made this last night! I used 2 Serrano peppers and a mango from my Misfits Market delivery! I puréed 1/2 the glaze mixture in a food processor then added the other whole mango bits to it! This was Delicious! I complimented it with Cilantro Lime Rice and Ginger GoJuJang Green Beans. This dish could easily go Tex Mex or Indian! I’m thinking about adding Curry to the glaze next time!
You’re making me hungry now, haha!
I made this last week and wrote a review about it on my website. I really like this recipe although there wasn’t much heat to it. I think using a food processor for the mango and including the habaneros would’ve fixed this issue. It was a nice sweet and sour alternative. I will definitely be making this again.
Yes, I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to heat. I used to LOVE spice, the spicier the better. But once the first pregnancy rolled around I lost all my tolerance for it! Love your version though!
This recipe looks incredible. I’ve been in love with mangoes ever since stepping foot in the Caribbean!
Me too! They just transport me to a tropical destination in my head pretty much instantly.
Yum this sounds tasty! I love the combo of fruity and spicy!
Looks amazing! I can taste those marvelous flavors from here. And so pretty too. Love the glossy glaze. 🙂
Wow this looks amazing. I will have to try these recipes on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.
Hope you all enjoy it.
This food looks so delicious. I wish i could try it right now. I will have to try the Mango Habanero Glazed Chicken first.
Congrats on successfully moving your site, that is a bear of a job! This dish looks great, I love the combination of mangoes and habanero.
Thank you! It was so much more work than we expected. In 48 hours I must have gotten a total of 4 hours of sleep! We are through it now though!
Your website is amazing! I will be coming here for recipes galore! Mmmm. Glad everything is working well now congratulations!!! Chicken and Mango yum.
Thank you! I hope you come back daily!
OMG. That looks delicious! Definitely going to be trying out this recipe.
Thanks! I hope you love the dish!
This all looks absolutely amazing. That sherbert! OMG.
Thanks! We tried 😉
Now this looks like a delicious way to prepare chicken. The sweetness of the mango and the spiciness of the habanero sound great together.
Oh yes! Washed down with a strawberry limeade, we were all happy campers!
Delicious!!! We have a fresh mango that just ripened! I am LOVING your recipes- you give me the best motivation!
You’re so sweet! I loved your version of the Oreo Chunk Cookies too! Mint sounds amazing!
I never thought to use mangoes like this! Love all of the recipes too, can’t wait to try some.
The heat of the habaneros goes really well with the sweet of the mangoes 🙂
Oh that sounds so good. I love habanero on anything.
I love them too! They just have to be tamed a bit, haha.
Oooh, I love mango! These recipes all look amazing. We’ll definitely have to try one. 🙂
Hope you love whichever one you pick to try 🙂
That looks fantastic! I love the mix of sweet and spicy, and down here in Florida, we have super fresh seafood.
Oh this would work SO well with seafood too!
All of these recipes seem phenomenal! I love mango, & they are so healthy for you!
Thanks so much! I love mango too!
I’m loving this sauce! It sounds so good!
Woohoo! Your blog pulled up on the first try for me! And then I got to see this perfect blend of sweet and spicy! Today is a good day for both of us! =D
Yes! I did an actual happy dance when the site went back to being functional again! I never thought that would be so exciting for me after having all of that down time yesterday!
I love mangoes so much! They are my favorite fruit so I would be excited to try this too!
Me too! They just make me feel like I am on an instant vacation!
Yum this Foodie Mama post is making me hungry! The mango habanero chicken looks and sounds like the perfect combo of spicy and sweet.
Thanks! It really was a flavorful bite!
The chicken looks super appetizing, and all of a sudden I am not looking forward to my lunch – your food rocks!
Aww how sweet! Thank you!
I feel you on the blog moving. I did it a year or so ago and seeing the errors… Enough of that! This mango chicken looks amazing! Great use of the mango!
Oh goodness yes, I hope to stay in this space for a while. It is like moving, you don’t want to do it again until you forget how bad it really was! Haha.
So glad your blog is up and running smoothly now. It can be so stressful. This is a recipe that is perfect to start off again with. I just adore mango.
Thanks! It was overwhelming. I really didn’t think it would bring out so many emotions, but wanting to fix something so badly and all you can do is wait an indefinite amount of time make my brain hurt. So glad to be back!
Mmmmm, I love mangoes! This sounds soooo good.